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Re: Bug submission - Global ignore pattern is not used in filtering folders during commit

From: Simon Large <simon.tortoisesvn_at_googlemail.com>
Date: Fri, 23 Jan 2009 15:15:57 +0000

2009/1/23 Brad Stiles <bradley.stiles_at_gmail.com>:
>>> To ignore folders, use
>>> *\[Oo][Bb][Jj]
>>
>> I don't think this works any more and I updated the trunk docs
>> recently to reflect this. I queried it on the subversion dev list and
>> it is only intended to work on file specs. If it works on folders at
>> all then it is considered a bug, so even if it works now it quite
>> possibly won't in future.
>
> I've been using just the directory name, e.g. [Oo][Bb][Jj], to ignore
> folders I started using Subversion on Visual Studio projects. Are you
> saying that it's not *supposed* to work this way, or am I
> misunderstanding you?

You would have to check on the subversion list. The particular issue I
looked at was including path information in the global ignore pattern,
so trying to use something like 'source/*.txt' to ignore .txt files
only in a 'source' directory doesn't work. The advice I received was
that ignore patterns should not contain path components.

However, I would imagine it is perfectly legal to use 'obj' or
'[Oo][Bb][Jj]' with no path components to ignore any object called,
well, OBJ.

Simon

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